Macy, 3yo Kelpie

Macy is a 3 year old Australian Kelpie. She came to us because she had bitten a little child and attacked 2 small dogs. She is totally fine with larger dogs, and currently lives with one in her foster home.

Once in our care we discovered Macy was suffering from hip dysplasia, and she’s currently on pain relief and supplements. For this reason she will not be suited to a very active home. She should have regular but mild exercise only.

Macy is generally an easy dog to live with. At home she’s calm and rests a lot, although loves to play with her many balls and soft toys. Outdoors she enjoys walks in the fields, her recall is very good, and she walks well on lead. But she is very reactive to small dogs, and will require a strong person to hold on to her, and more training to improve it.

Although she lives with another dog, and they get along well, Macy tends to be quite possessive over toys, people, and occasionally food. In her previous home she was the only dog and we feel that’s what would be preferred for her, however it’s not a strict requirement.

Macy has a high prey drive and will want to chase wildlife, and cats. She will come back when called, but this makes her unsuitable to live with cats or other small pets. She doesn’t chase anything else. She loves people.

What kind of home are we looking for?

Macy would struggle in a town, surrounded by many small dogs, especially if they were next door. She’s lived in a village before and thrived there, being a herding dog from working lines. So similar environment would be required for her.

If you’re interested in learning more please contact us, you will be required to fill in an adoption application form before visiting the kennels. Applications will close once we find a suitable applicant.

If you would like to register your interest in adopting a PADS dog please complete an adoption application. You can complete online here or download, complete and return the adoption application form by email or post to:

Adoption Applications, PADS, Forteviot Kennels, Forteviot, Perth, PH2 9BS

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